OVERVIEW OF MIZO PREMIER FOOTBALL LEAGUE
28.09.2013 - Mizoram Premier League 2 Kicked Off : The second edition of Mahindra Two Wheelers Mizoram Premier League was 'kicked off' Friday Night (27th September, 2013) by the Mr Lal Thanzara, the President of Mizoram Football Association at I&PR Auditorium in Aizawl.
The first round of the 'MPL 2' will be start on the 8th of October, all the first round matches will be played under the newly installed floodlights at the Lammual Stadium, Aizawl.
The 'MPL Kick Off' programme was an entertainment programme filled with songs, dances, unveilling of the official jersey of the MPL clubs, oath taking by the team captains, releasing of the MPL Handbook (All the information, rules and regulations etc of the MPL are written in the book) by the sponsors and official kick off of the MPL season 2.
In an opening remark, Mr Lalnghinglova Hmar, the Honorary Secretary of the Mizoram FA stated that due to the prevailling monsoon rain the installation of the floodlights at Lammual stadium could not speed up according to plan, therefore the start of the MPL 2 has to be pushed back by a week, the first round will start on 8th October.
Before the start of the MPL 2, the first ever 'MFA Super Cup' will be played on the night of 4th October between the MPL 1 champions Dinthar FC and Chanmari FC, the champions of the MFA Cup 2012-2013. The MFA Super Cup will also witnessed the official opening of the floodlights at the iconic Lammual ground, which the local media dupped as 'The Mizo Wembley' because of its historic association with the football game in the state.
Speaking before the 'MPL Kick Off', the president of Mizoram Football Association thanked the government of Mizoram, who has walked extra mile for the promotion of football in the state by building three artificial turf ground in the state, the fourth one is under construction. The MFA president also thanked the sponsors, the media partner Zonet Cable TV, The AIFF and all the stake holders.
All the matches of the MPL will be telecast live by Zonet Cable TV, the only satellite TV in the state; which will be accompanied by pre-match discussion, tactical analysis by the TV pundits, and post match presentation by the two beutiful TV presenters, both of whom happened to be the former 'Miss Chapchar Kut' - Chapchar Kut is a traditional festival of the Mizos. MPL Format.
The eight teams of the MPL will face each other twice during the course of the season. The first half of the season will be completed within this calendar year, the second half of the season will start next year - all the clubs will play 14 rounds each.